One of the true gifts of the concert stage.

Jean Martinon And Vlado Perlemuter Play Music Of Beethoven and Stravinsky – 1956 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

One of the true gifts of the concert stage.

One of the true gifts of the concert stage.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Orchestre National de l’ORTF, conducted by Jean Martinon with Vlado Perlemuter, piano – Recorded March 22, 1956 – Radio France/INA Archives

Even though this year has been filled with great festivals and great artists, the real gems of this summer season of radio listening have to be the series which Radio France Musique produced between July and August of this year, featuring Orchestre National de l’ORTF in some classic and milestone performances by some of the greatest musicians of the 20th century.

This week’s concert once again features the legendary conductor Jean Martinon, joined by pianist Vlado Perlemuter in music of Beethoven and Stravinsky. It was originally recorded by ORTF on March 22, 1956 and has been preserved by that keeper of national treasures INA in Paris.

Since the concert is somewhat short, it’s all on one player. And this is what’s on it.

1.Ludwig van BEETHOVEN
Concerto n°3 en ut mineur pour piano et orchestre op.37
Vlado Perlemuter, piano
Orchestre national de l’ORTF, dir. Jean Martinon

2. Igor STRAVINSKY
Le sacre du printemps
Orchestre national de l’ORTF, dir. Jean Martinon

 (Archive INA /Enreg : 22/03/1956)

As far as I can tell, the series has concluded. But it’s only hoped it’s a lull before more are broadcast. France Musique and INA are doing a service that has presented art in the best and most enduring possible light. I only wish everybody got into it. These broadcasts are essential listening.

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1 Response

  1. centuri says:

    WOW !! Makes me speechless. Le Sacre was a difficult piece and feared at this time !!!!! Thank you so much……..